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Poor Water Conditions & New Fall Kingfish Tournament


 

 

Event Start Date: 2021/09/04

2021/09/04


We began our week with undesirable dark coffee colored water and it went South from that. Hurricane “Ida” brought us wind, rain and extremely rough surf that resulted in nasty water. The conditions deteriorated Friday afternoon and became unfishable the remainder of the week. A few anglers tried their luck Saturday morning and even had one King hit but only a few Spanish Mackerel and Hardtails hit the deck. Sunday was a wash. Rain and winds with gusts of just over 40mph continued through Tuesday as bands of thunderstorms spiraled from “Ida” as it moved Northeast. It will take several days before conditions are improved enough to catch anything but Catfish and Sharks. (see: Pier 08-31-21)


The good news is that Bay County Outdoors in cooperation with Bay County Recreation will be sponsoring a King Mackerel Tournament beginning the 10th of September 2021. The details are as follows:


Bay County Outdoors (BCO) 1st Fall King Mackerel Tournament


Rapala, D.O.A.,VMC, Suffix


BCO, in cooperation with Bay County Recreation, is sponsoring a King Mackerel Tournament September 10th  through October 22, 2021, at the M. B. Miller (County) Pier. Registration is FREE and open to all anglers fishing from the M. B. Miller Pier during the tournament. Registration is on-line at WWW.BayCountyOutdoors.com/tournament. Your name, phone number and email are required to register. A registration list will be posted on the BCO and Tournament Official’s Facebook pages. Prizes will be awarded for 1st place - $500.00 and 2nd place - $350.00. All prizes will be gear/tackle provided by sponsors, no cash. Prizes will be awarded at the close of the Tournament at the Pier. Sam Patrick will be the Tournament Official and can be contacted at: 770-265-2879.


Tournament rules:

  1. Fish must be caught (physically landed on the pier deck by a single angler) by rod and reel while fishing on the M. B. Miller (County) Pier during Tournament times.
  2. Fish must be landed between the official start and finish dates and times.
  3. The official catch times are between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
  4. All fish must be weighed by the Tournament Official to qualify. Prior registration must be completed to enter a fish. Weigh-ins will be between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Sunday through Friday and 1:00 p.m. through 6:00 p.m. on Saturday at M. B. Miler Pier.
  5. Fish may be caught by natural or artificial bait.
  6. In case of a tying weight, the first caught and officially entered fish will qualify for that position.
  7. Anglers may win both 1st and 2nd place with qualifying fish.
  8. All Florida Wildlife Commission (FWC) laws, rules and regulations must be followed.
  9. All Bay County Recreation rules and regulations must be followed.
  10. Any angler found to have violated any of these rules shall be disqualified.


Good luck and Thank-You for participating in the Tournament!


Water temperature: 88-83



MM

DD

TIME
(EDT)

WDIR

WSPD
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GST
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WVHT
ft

DPD
sec

APD
sec

MWD

PRES
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PTDY
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ATMP
°F

WTMP
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DEWP
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SAL
psu

VIS
nmi

TIDE
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09

01

11:24 am

WSW

6.0

7.0

-

-

-

-

29.87

-

82.0

83.8

-

-

-

-

09

01

11:18 am

SW

6.0

7.0

-

-

-

-

29.87

-

81.9

83.8

-

-

-

-

09

01

11:12 am

WSW

6.0

6.0

-

-

-

-

29.87

-

81.9

83.8

-

-

-

-

09

01

11:06 am

WSW

5.1

6.0

-

-

-

-

29.87

-

82.0

83.8

-

-

-

-

09

01

11:00 am

WSW

5.1

6.0

-

-

-

-

29.87

+0.04

81.9

83.7

-

-

-

-

09

01

10:54 am

WSW

5.1

6.0

-

-

-

-

29.87

-

81.9

83.8

-

-

-

-

09

01

10:48 am

WSW

5.1

6.0

-

-

-

-

29.87

-

81.7

83.7

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New Moon Monday Sept. 06, 2021  Full Moon Monday Sept. 20, 2021  

Tides for the upcoming week:

Sunrise: 6:20am  Sunset: 7:02pm

Saturday                 6:51pm Low    0.3       8:44am High 1.9

Sunday                   7:15pm Low    0.4       9:41am High 1.8

Monday                  7:28pm Low    0.6      10:41am High 1.8

Tuesday                 7:32pm Low    0.7      11:46am High 1.6

Wednesday 08th.    4:39am Low    0.9        1:28am High 1.0

                               7:24pm Low    0.9      12:57pm High 1.5

Sunrise:6:23am  Sunset: 6:56pm CDST 

                                                   

The Marine forecast for the next several days is:

SATURDAY

East winds 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet. Dominant

period 4 seconds. Protected waters a light chop. Slight chance of

showers and thunderstorms.

SATURDAY NIGHT

South winds 5 to 10 knots becoming southeast

10 knots in the late evening. Seas 1 to

2 feet. Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.

SUNDAY

East winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming southwest. Seas 1

foot. Dominant period 4 seconds. Protected waters mostly smooth.

Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.

SUNDAY NIGHT

West winds 10 knots. Seas 1 foot. Dominant

period 3 seconds. Protected waters a light chop.

MONDAY

Southwest winds 10 knots. Seas 1 to 2 feet.

Protected waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers and

thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers and

thunderstorms in the afternoon.


local forecast)

THURSDAY (86/73 rain  47% wind  WNW-11)

FRIDAY   (87/72 rain  20% wind  ENE-07)

SATURDAY (85/73 rain  15% wind    E-08)

SUNDAY   (86/75 rain  10% wind   SW-07)

MONDAY   (85/76 rain  21% wind    W-09)

TUESDAY  (84/75 rain  24% wind  WSW-11)

WEDNESDAY(84/75 rain  32% wind  WSW-11)


PIER MANAGEMENT CONTACT INFORMATION:

Bay County Parks and Recreation – 5304 Majetti Tower Road  Panama City, FL 32404

850-248-8730


Travis Barbee – Bay Co. Parks Division Manager – tbarbee@baycountyfl.gov – 850-381-8155


James Beattie – Bay Co. Beach Operations Manager - jbeattie@baycountyfl.gov -  850-814-3771


Tight lines and screaming drags,

Sam